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Graduates are encouraged to wear a cap and gown for the commencement ceremony. Academic attire is available for rental or purchase at the University Bookstores in Coffman Union, St. Paul Student Center, or online.

Graduate apparel consists of a gown, cap, tassel, and hood. The hood color is determined by the type of degree rather than by major, e.g. white for Master of Arts, gold for Master of Science, royal blue for Ph.D.

Doctorate robes can be rented or purchased. Ph.D. apparel rental orders must be placed by Tuesday, March 31, 2020, to guarantee delivery for commencement.

Master’s degree robes can only be purchased, with the exception of the hood. The hood is the only item rented; cap, gown, and tassel are yours to keep.

Graduates are responsible for their own regalia. Extra robes, caps and tassels will not be available at 3M Arena at Mariucci.